Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees 9/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs. Jaime Garcia
The Minnesota Twins visit Yankee Stadium on Monday, September 18, 2017 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Jaime Garcia for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +145 and New York at -155. The Twins have a 66-73-9 over/under record and a 78-70-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 81-67-0 against the run line and have a 77-68-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 66-73-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 78-70-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 77-68-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 81-67-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/21)
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 60-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/17/17 P Caleb Smith Infection 10-day DL (09/17)
09/06/17 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (09/06)
09/03/17 CF Aaron Hicks Oblique 10-day DL (09/03)
08/18/17 1B Garrett Cooper Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 P Luis Cessa Back 60-day DL (08/15)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 77-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana has a 15-7 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 158 strikeouts over his 193.2 innings pitched and he's given up 159 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 518 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 436 hitters and walked 175 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,368 base hits and 676 earned runs. They have allowed 206 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 450 batters and struck out 1,062. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .258, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 143 hits this season in 490 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 119. Brian Dozier is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 572 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .481. The Twins have 1,306 hits, including 258 doubles and 189 home runs. Minnesota has walked 549 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,208 times as a unit. They have left 1,052 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 732 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 82-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.35, Jaime Garcia has a 5-9 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 116 strikeouts over the 149 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 149 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 591 batters and walked 207 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,161 base knocks and 554 earned runs this season. They have given up 179 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 464 hitters and struck out 1,419 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Yankees hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .414. He has 137 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 498 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .584 with an OPS+ of 157. Brett Gardner is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 143 hits in 552 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .422. The Yankees as a unit have 1,341 base hits, including 238 doubles and 217 homers. New York has walked 563 times this year and they have struck out on 1,283 occasions. They have had 1,085 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 789 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins +145
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